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Combatting Adversaries: Proactive Social Engineering & Network Testing

Join us for a fireside chat that illuminates the importance of proactive social engineering defense and the key role of internal network testing in orchestrating a successful counteroffensive against cyberattacks.

Join us for a thought-provoking fireside chat that illuminates the importance of proactive social engineering defense and the key role of internal network testing in orchestrating a successful counteroffensive against cyberattacks. We've selected the best industry experts who will expose the harsh truth of cyber threats, particularly those sparked by the cunning craft of social engineering, that target all kinds of enterprises.

We'll dive deep into the trenches of internal network testing, demonstrating how it can be weaponized to impede unauthorized maneuvers within your systems, effectively reducing your attack surface. Expect hard-hitting discussions, strategic guidance, and forward-thinking approaches that go above and beyond standard cyber threat assessments, building a robust cybersecurity resilience for your organization.


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About the speaker, Alethe Denis

Senior Security Consultant

Alethe Denis is a Senior Security Consultant at Bishop Fox. She is best known for social engineering, open-source intelligence (OSINT), and performing security assessments and trainings for both the private and public sectors with emphasis on critical infrastructure organizations. Alethe was awarded a DEF CON Black Badge at DEF CON 27 for Winning the 10th annual Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF) contest. Using both OSINT and Social Engineering skills, she compromised her target Fortune 500 company using just a telephone. She, along with her teammates, received a bronze, silver, most valuable OSINT, and black badge award from a series of TraceLabs capture-the-flag contests, including first place in

She’s a frequent conference speaker and podcast guest, including speaking at DerbyCon, BsidesSF and ConINT, as well as an appearance on the TraceLabs, Layer 8 Conference, and Darknet Diaries podcasts.

Alethe is always focused on giving back to the information and cybersecurity community, including her work conducting free Security Awareness Trainings and hosting workshops for people who want to get into the cybersecurity industry.

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About the speaker, Ben Lincoln

Managing Principal

Ben Lincoln is a Managing Principal at Bishop Fox and focuses on application security. He has extensive experience in network penetration testing, red team activities, white-/black-box web/native application penetration testing, and exploit development. Prior to joining Bishop Fox, Ben was a security consultant with NCC Group, a global information assurance consulting organization. He also previously worked at a major retail corporation as a senior security engineer and a senior systems engineer. Ben delivered presentations at major security conferences, including "A Black Path Toward the Sun" at Black Hat USA 2016. Ben is OSCP-certified and has released several open-source exploit tools.

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About the speaker, Rob Ragan

Principal Researcher

Rob Ragan is a Principal Researcher at Bishop Fox. Rob focuses on pragmatic solutions for clients and technology. He oversees strategy for continuous security automation. Rob has presented at Black Hat, DEF CON, and RSA. He is also a contributing author to Hacking Exposed Web Applications 3rd Edition. His writing has appeared in Dark Reading and he has been quoted in publications such as Wired.

Rob has more than a decade of security experience and once worked as a Software Engineer at Hewlett-Packard's Application Security Center. Rob was also with SPI Dynamics where he was a software engineer on the dynamic analysis engine for WebInspect and the static analysis engine for DevInspect.

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About the speaker, Derek Rush

Managing Senior Consultant

Derek Rush, a Managing Senior Consultant, brings vast proficiency in application penetration testing and network penetration testing, both static and dynamic, to the table. With a wealth of experience, Derek has successfully performed dynamic testing for a range of high-profile clients in the healthcare, government, and logistics sectors.

His expertise is backed by a list of impressive certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Practical Web Application Penetration Testing (PWAPT), eLearnSecurity Web Application Penetration Tester (eWPT), and eLearnSecurity Certified Professional Penetration Tester (eCPPT).

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